Intel says 'no' to Windows Vista
Can't find a 'compelling' reason to upgrade, says IT dept. insider
Windows Vista is not for Intel, it has been claimed. The chip giant will not be installing the new operating systems on its many thousands of desktop PCs. It has "no compelling case" to do so.
So claims an insider cited by the New York Times yesterday. A company spokesman admitted the OS was not being rolled out across the corporation, but said Vista will be brought to some departments.
Dare we suggest he only means those divisions charged with writing Vista drivers for Intel's various chip technologies?
After Vista's debut in November 2006, a number of major corporations, Intel among them, went on record to say they would not be implementing Microsoft's latest until the release of Service Pack 1, usually the point at which a version of Windows becomes sufficiently stable for serious big business roll-outs.
"I know of no organisation doing an upgrade before [Service Pack 1]," Paul Otellini told attendees of the Bank of America Technology Conference at the time. "Intel isn't upgrading either."
Well, Microsoft duly release Vista SP1 earlier this year, but that's still not proved enough to float Intel's boat.
The chip giant has some 80,000 employees, which makes for a lot of desktops and laptops to upgrade. The NYT source said Intel had analysed the cost and benefits of migrating these machines at length, but couldn't justify such a move.
At least Intel see my point of view also
There is no justifiable reason to upgrade. Word doesnt run any faster, my virus scanner isnt out of date, my applications still run fast. Microsoft fail to be able to give us marketing junk of WHY we should upgrade. By upgrading you have to buy new hardware, whats the point of such a big cost in the credit crunch and the hours wasted downloading and installing hundreds of drivers. My PC with PCIe 1.x runs PCIe 2.x cards no problem so for me a cheap upgrade is all I need for latest games. MS can't give me a reason to change so therefore I wont. However, I will be looking into Windows 2008 which is where the real fun seems to be.
INTEL AWAITS MULTI CORE O/S FROM MICROSOFT.
Here reasoning is once hardware works, then advance thru 7 to multi core processing. CPU IS NOT Vista Ultimates' Problem Spot. Yet, Making Multi Core O/S CPU for new NT6 might be.
Signed:PHYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART VON DRASHEK M.D.
MS Vespa - a Quadraphenolic OS
What's in a name (albeit a deliberately obtuse typo)... bulky, inefficient, top heavy, cumbersome, underpowered, unwieldy, unstable and insecure. But HEYYYYYY... look at all those pretty bits you can get to go with it.
My heartfelt congratulations to Intel for having the intelligence, foresight and balls to tell UncleBill to Zark Off! Happy retirement UncleBill.
We'll MISS you.... NOT.